Top 5 Wednesday: 2017 Goals

  1. Read 30 books
    I’m not putting any pressure on myself to reach this goal but I would be super happy if I did. However I think it’s important to still read what you like, even though it probably wouldn’t help me with my goal, if I want to read Moby Dick I will read Moby Dick. (What am I doing still blogging? If I’m going to read 30 books I’d better get started!!)

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January 2017: Playlist

Happy New Year’s everyone! As per usual I’ve made a monthly playlist. This one features a lot of great songs and artists. New Soul by Yael Naim is the perfect fit for January, James Vincent McMorrow and Feist also appear. Some great artists that are new to me are Zee Avi and Birdtalker. I’ve been watching The Office and had to include Roy and Pam’s song You Were Meant for Me, in the playlist is a beautiful cover by Natalie Pearson.

Here’s a good mood playlist to ring in the new year! Enjoy!

sun Until next time, Emily

2017 TBR

Happy New Year everyone!! Now is the time to make all of our resolutions for the coming year, wash away 2016 and start fresh. Usually I don’t like to make TBR’s because I change my mind so frequently, however I thought that I could pick just a few books that I want to read this year for sure.

Crooked KingdomLeigh Bardugo

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So I’m just about to finish Six of Crows and I can tell you right now that I’ll be picking this up really soon, for sure this year. Keep on the look out for my review of Six of Crows soon!

Murder on the Orient ExpressAgatha Christie

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I’ve actually already read this one a few years ago but I’m dying (haha get it?) to read it again. Actually this book was featured in My 4 Favourite Books because it was the first Agatha Christie book I’ve ever read! I’m looking to read this one while it’s still cold because it’s set in the winter time.

Ready Player One – Earnest Cline

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I love the premise of this book, the description alone gets me excited but now with the movie coming out later this year I think it’s time I get around to reading it finally.

That was my short TBR but that’s just how I like it! That being said there was a Top 5 Wednesday post awhile back about Books You Want to Finally Read in 2017. Check that one out too!
Are there any books you’re looking forward to reading this year?

sunUntil next time, Emily

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: Book Review

author: Marie Kondo
published: Ten Speed Press, 2011
rating: 4/5

Keep only the things that speak to the heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest.

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Book Summary

Marie Kondo takes her years of experience helping people tidy up their homes and their lives with the “KonMari” method and wraps it up into a book for anyone to read anywhere in the world. This book explores how Marie found her love of tidying, how to tidy your home inside and out in the right order and how tidying has transformed her clients lives. Her main theory is don’t keep it for any reason other than if it sparks joy.

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November Wrap-Up 2016

My first wrap up! I’ve been blogging for just over a month now so writing a wrap up is quite the milestone. This month has been super busy, so I didn’t get through too many books- two actually, I read two books. But I found audible.com and am currently listening to my very first audiobook!!

This month’s music:

Books I Read This Month:

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Everything, Everything: Book Review

author: Nicola Yoon
published: Delacorte Press, 2015
rating: 2/5

You may not be able to experience everything but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t experience anything.

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Book Summary

Madeline has been sick for her whole life. A serious autoimmune disease makes her allergic to almost everything in the outside world forcing her to stay inside her (air-filtered, sterile, decontaminated) house for her entire 18 year existance. She’s only ever been in contact with her mom and her nurse Carla, but one day a boy moves in next door and everything changes. 

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